All I can say is welcome to the American Southwest. And when you do repaint give the paint shop extra $ for the highest quality clearcoat. A friend just had his Corvette done in Las Cruces and paid $400 a gallon for clear.
With so many products on the market I've been searching for information about good products. I'll look into the Meguiar and Sonax stuff. I just saw an Autogeek show and they showcased the Sonax so it's probably pretty good.Even a simple hand polish can do wonders ... For hand polish I recommend the Sonax P-Ball and some good quality polish fluid (like that from Sonax, Meguiar or Turtle wax)..